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Connect to Amazon S3 server to monitor for file changes or perform a variety of operations with remote files and directories.

Server Provide an Amazon S3 server name or IP address. Examples of accessing a bucket using virtual-hosted-style access:
  • bucket-name.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com
  • other-bucket.s3.eu-north-1.amazonaws.com
  • s3.amazonaws.com
  • see.more.examples…
Authentication Authenticate with Access Keys.
Access key ID Provide Amazon S3 access key ID.
Secret access key Provide Amazon S3 secret access key.
Mask passwordMask password buttonTo maximize security, mask the password characters. While enabled, it is not possible to use the Variable Wizard.
Variable WizardVariable Wizard buttonUse dynamic data input—substitute a parameter from a file, web, connected Trigger, other Actions, date and time presets, etc.


  • Dynamic variables & Events of the Connect to Amazon S3. Access the name (address) of the server, which may include the bucket name, used for the AWS connection. Detailed logs are maintained for connections to Amazon S3, including any connection problems encountered.


Use one of the many methods to access an Amazon S3 bucket using the Connect to Amazon S3, Upload, Sync, and Download Actions, as well as, Amazon S3 Watcher Trigger. The list is not exhaustive, as Automation Workshop usually auto-detects the S3 region and bucket.

  • Connect to: s3.amazonaws.com
  • Connect to: s3.region.amazonaws.com
  • Connect to: "s3.region.amazonaws.com"
  • Connect to: https://s3.amazonaws.com
  • Connect to: bucket.s3.region.amazonaws.com
  • Upload to: /bucket/
  • Download: /bucket/filename.ext
  • Connect to: s3.region.amazonaws.com
  • Upload to: /bucket-other-region/
  • Download: /bucket-other-region/filename.ext
  • Connect to: s3.region.amazonaws.com/bucket
  • Upload to: ./
  • Download: ./filename.ext
  • Connect to: bucket.s3.region.amazonaws.com
  • Folder Watcher: /
  • Upload to: /
  • Download: /filename.ext
  • Download: ./filename.ext
  • Connect to: bucket1.s3.region.amazonaws.com
  • Upload to: ./
  • Upload to: /bucket2/
  • Download: ./filename.ext
  • Download: /bucket2/filename.ext
  • Connect to: bucket.with.dots.s3.region.amazonaws.com
  • Upload to: /
  • Download: /filename.txt
  • Connect to: s3.amazonaws.com
  • Create directory: /bucket/folder
  • Upload to: /bucket/folder/
  • Download: /bucket/folder/filename.ext

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